Mindfulness Practice

Updated: Apr 7, 2020

Mindfulness is a practice of focusing on the present moment. For example, in his book entitled

The Miracle of Mindfulness , Zen Master Thich Naht Hanh writes, "There are two ways to wash the dishes. The first is to wash the dishes in order to have clean dishes and the second is to wash the dishes in order to wash the dishes... If while washing the dishes, we think only of the cup of tea that awaits, thus hurrying to get the dishes out of the way as if they were a nuisance, then we are not washing the dishes to wash the dishes."

A wonderful way to support our mindfulness practice is with a seated meditation practice. In the seated meditation practice audio that follows I offer instructions on how to sit and how to follow your breath. "Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again." Thich Naht Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness.